Rachel Maddow introduced a little-known but fast-growing topic tonight, one that the media has so far missed. Prepare yourself for Indivisible.
What is Indivisible? It is, simply put, the quickly-forming anti-Trump movement that everyone should have seen coming on Nov. 8 when the absolutely unthinkable happened and Donald Trump was elected by a much smaller number of voters than his opponent, Hillary Clinton, to the highest office in the land. Indivisible is an organizing strategy written by former congressional staff members on how the Left can use some of the same tactics employed by the Tea Party in 2009 when they banded against President Obama and presented him with an overwhelming majority in the opposing party’s Congress for the remainder of his term.
It’s a clear-cut guide on how to push back against and ultimately defeat Donald Trump.
What started as a Google doc shared among those involved in the planning, the guide lays out a strategy by those who witnessed the implausible rise of the Tea Party.
‘We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress. We saw them organize and convince their own MoCs (members of Congress) to reject President Obama’s agenda. Their ideas were wrong, cruel, and tinged with racism – and they won.’
If the Tea Partiers could achieve what they did with such a narrowly defined (white) base and horrifyingly hateful undercurrent to their agenda, imagine would could be done by a movement that is inclusive with an agenda that really does fight for the constitutional rights of all American citizens. Success against an inept and thin-skinned President Trump would surely come easier than the attempted takedown of a beloved president and former constitutional law professor like President Obama.
‘We believe that protecting our values, our neighbors, and ourselves will require mounting a similar resistance to the Trump agenda — but a resistance built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness. Trump is not popular. He does not have a mandate. He does not have large congressional majorities. If a small minority in the Tea Party can stop President Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump.’
To join the Indivisible movement or download and read the organizing guide, click here. See a clip of The Rachel Maddow Show introducing the movement below:
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 5, 2017